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Magnum Research Pushes the Envelope on Tacky Desert Eagles

Are you gonna buy a Desert Eagle, even with this color scheme?

By Robert Farago via The Truth About Guns

Our man Ralph called the Magnum Research IWI Desert Eagle Mark XIX .50AE “the most useless gun ever made.” Psych! He loved it! “If I was rating the Desert Eagle’s fun factor using TTAG’s star system, the gun would get more stars than Hollywood.” So how do you make a fun gun funerer? You make it look as tacky the Christmas Story leg lamp. Previously, on who wants to put a glitch in the Matrix, Magnum Research introduced the Limited Edition Desert Eagle Cheetah. Which sold out. No really. So it only makes sense that they’re introducing two more animal print D’Eagles: Kryptek Highlander [above] and the Snakeskin [below], available in either .50 AE or .44 Mag. To which we can only add: ‘Merica! via Israel! Press release follows…

Pomona, NY -( In February of this year, Magnum Research introduced the first in a series of animal print Desert Eagles.

Following in the success of the Cheetah print, which is now sold out, MRI is now introducing their latest two animal prints, the Kryptek Highlander and the Snakeskin, available in either .50 AE or .44 Mag.

“Our Desert Eagle in the Cheetah print was a huge success,” stated Frank Harris, VP of Sales of Marketing. “We introduced it to our dealers early in the year, and it sold out very quickly shortly thereafter. It just proves that gun enthusiasts have a growing interest in something a little different from the norm to show off at the gun range.”

The two new designs, the Kryptek Highlander and the Snakeskin patterns utilize a water transfer method. It has been extensively tested for durability and has proven to be very tough; even cleaning solvents and acetone will not soften or damage the finish.

The Desert Eagle .50 AE is a gas-operated, semi-automatic pistol with a 7-round capacity in .50 AE and 8-round capacity in .44 Magnum. Both guns measure 10.75” in length with a 6” barrel. Slide width is 1.25”, height 6.25” and the weight with an empty magazine is approximately 4 lbs. 5.8 oz. in .50 AE, and 4 lbs. 6.6 oz. in the .44 Mag. It has a trigger reach of 2.75” and a sight radius of 8.5” with the 6” barrel. The construction of the Desert Eagle utilizes the latest CNC machine technology providing exacting specifications with tight tolerances creating a work of art in a precision firearm.

The grip is anatomically formed and provides an ideal hand seating angle for two-handed shooting allowing for comfortable, rapid and accurate firing. The Weaver style accessory rail easily allows for aftermarket optics and scope rings. The limited edition Kryptek Highlander and Snakeskin print Desert Eagles are only available while supplies last.

Please visit your favorite dealer today to purchase it in either .50 AE or .44 Magnum. Please watch for additional animal patterns which will be introduced later in the year. The MSRP on either of the new patterns for the Desert Eagle is $1793 for the .50 AE or the .44 Magnum.

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Magnum Research Pushes the Envelope on Tacky Desert Eagles